Richard Bruton briefed the Cabinet 
on the issue 
yesterday, and 
also 
sent a witness statement provided by Gerry Ryan, an official in the Department of Jobs, to An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton is to meet the civil servant in his department who sent a controversial dossier containing allegations of tax evas(...)

Frances Fitzgerald:  said the acting commissioner had initiated a comprehensive review of An Garda’s capacity to deal with emerging and complex crime, and this would have an important bearing on how the fraud bureau did its work.  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said she will “carefully consider” any proposals from An Garda Síochána to speed up investigations into w(...)

Remy Farrell SC: the specialist in white-collar crime told the Bar Council annual conference  at the weekend it was a “scandal” that investigators were “at breaking point”, with lack of investment enabling large-scale fraud to go undetected. Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s regulatory agencies are so stretched by an “endemic” lack of resources that many reports of white-collar crime are not even being read by (...)

The vast majority (78%) of referrals to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, headed by Ian Drennan (pictured) came from liquidators’ reports in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Twenty-five individuals were disqualified from acting as company directors during 2013, while a further 219 were restricted according to the latest(...)

Michael and Thomas Bailey  arriving for a hearing of  the Flood Tribunal in 1999. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Developers Michael and Thomas Bailey are hoping to provide consultancy services to a number of their companies following the formal coming into effect(...)

Bovale brothers: Michael and Tom Bailey – Ms Justice Finlay Geoghegan ruled earlier this week that the brothers were “guilty of fraud in relation to Bovale and a creditor, namely, the Revenue Commissioners, by reason of the systematic scheme of false accounting”

The ongoing dealings between the State and brothers Thomas and Michael Bailey, of Bovale Developments, bring into sharp focus the concerns that have l(...)

The brothers, Michael and Thomas, did not dispute evidence presented by the director of corporate enforcement

Developers Michael and Thomas Bailey have been disqualified from acting as company directors for seven years after the High Court found them guilty of(...)

Michael and Thomas Bailey who have been disqualified from acting as company directors for seven years.

Developers Michael and Thomas Bailey have been disqualified from acting as company directors for seven years after the High Court found them guilty(...)

Director of Corporate Enforcement Ian Drennan: His office issued 198 notices last year to 79 liquidators advising them that they were in default of their statutory reporting obligations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The behaviour of liquidators is set to come under greater scrutiny from the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement as the number of company f(...)